"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.